Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 1 Corinthians 4:16
My blog post today is a topic that I have never mentioned on my blog or Facebook. I feel that it is time for me to be real and transparent and write a post about this part of my life. To be honest, I am not sure why I feel led to do so today, but here it goes:
Today, on Day 12, I am thankful for my fibromyalgia. (click here for more info about Fibromyalgia) After a few years of testing, I was finally diagnosed in 2009. I have been told by several people through the years that it "is in my head" and not "real" or if I had enough faith, I'd be healed. I beg to differ. I know it is not in my head. And I do have faith. That is what makes me thankful for the fibromyalgia. I am thankful because this condition can be a humble reminder that this old body is wasting away but that one day I will live with Christ forever and I will have a new body. I am thankful that in my weakness, Jesus' strength is made perfect. I am thankful for my fibromyalgia because it forces me to trust The Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. I am thankful that He and He alone gives me strength to do all that He has called me to do regardless of what my body 'tells me'. I am thankful the pain I experience and extreme fatigue strips me from all pride. I am thankful that My Lord is the Ultimate Doctor in my life, Jehovah Rapha, and He guides me. I am thankful for the health that I do have as I know that it could always be worse. I am thankful for my loving family and husband that understands the limitations that I experience. I am thankful that I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus and all that I do or say can be for His glory.
I am thankful that my fibromyalgia does not define me!!!
I am thankful that the support color for Fibro is purple--seriously is there any better color?